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Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.

Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.
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Lodging Leaders brings together the best and brightest minds of the hotel industry to share their stories, insights and actionable advice. Each week, lodgingleaders.com founder and entrepreneur Jon Albano interviews inspiring hoteliers and leading hospitality industry professionals that have produced amazing results to help you maximize profits, scale your portfolio, protect your investment, and so much more. Let the collective intelligence of the hotel industry lead you to better results.

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English

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(404) 594-4484


Episodes

217 | Rainy Days Ahead: Hotels advised to prepare for a downturn

6/19/2019
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Many hotel-business experts believe an industry downturn is at hand. Some say it will happen as soon as next year. Others expect business to slow in 2021. So, is the forecasted slowdown based on fact, an economic algorithm, or is it more of a gut feeling? In this episode of Lodging Leaders we try to […] The post 217 | Rainy Days Ahead: Hotels advised to prepare for a downturn appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:21:31

216 | Wellness Travel: Get your business in shape for an emerging trend

6/12/2019
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Wellness … However you define it, we all want it. The hospitality industry is one of the business sectors where consumers of wellness seek it. The Global Wellness Institute reports wellness tourism is a $640 billion industry. In North America alone, travelers made 204 million trips and spent $242 billion on wellness in 2017. In […] The post 216 | Wellness Travel: Get your business in shape for an emerging trend appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:38:28

215 | HOTEL CRIME: How to manage a high-profile case

6/5/2019
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When a hotel becomes a crime scene, there is little an owner or manager can do to ward off publicity. But a hotel can recover from a crisis and save its image if it has a plan in place to deal with the aftermath of a high-profile incident. Hotel crime has escalated around the world, […] The post 215 | HOTEL CRIME: How to manage a high-profile case appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:27:01

214 | The Weed Frontier: How hotels are capitalizing on cannabis

5/22/2019
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Marijuana consumption in America has lost its stigma, and it is on track to become a $23 billion U.S. market over the next couple years. Hotels in states that have legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana are just beginning to think about how to incorporate the trend into their businesses. The laws can be confusing. Cannabis […] The post 214 | The Weed Frontier: How hotels are capitalizing on cannabis appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:27:53

213 | Event Entrepreneur: What’s behind The Lodging Conference success

5/15/2019
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Harry Javer is founder of The Lodging Conference, one of the hospitality industry’s must-do events. This year, The Lodging Conference will mark its 25th anniversary. Lodging Leaders talks with Harry about the genesis of The Lodging Conference, what it offers industry leaders, as well as newcomers to the hotel business, and how attendees can make […] The post 213 | Event Entrepreneur: What’s behind The Lodging Conference success appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:20:29

212 | Can We Talk? Why women don’t negotiate

5/8/2019
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This episode of Lodging Leaders explores why women in business often don’t negotiate and why they don’t win at the negotiating table as often as their male counterparts. We identify some fundamental stumbling blocks and barriers to women’s ability to get what they want. And we offer experts’ advice on how to craft a negotiation […] The post 212 | Can We Talk? Why women don’t negotiate appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:31:32

211 | Triple Whammy: Tri-branded hotels change playing field

5/1/2019
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Nashville, Tennessee, is home to the country’s first tri-branded Marriott hotel. Developed by North Point Hospitality Group, the 470-room limited-service property consists of transient brands AC Hotel and SpringHill Suites, and Residence Inn, an extended-stay hotel. Located in downtown’s SoBro neighborhood where government offices are located, the $140 million complex is also across from Music […] The post 211 | Triple Whammy: Tri-branded hotels change playing field appeared first on...

Duration:00:35:23

210 | Black-Owned Hotels: NABHOOD opens doors to opportunity

4/24/2019
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African American travel is a $63 billion industry. That’s how much black leisure travelers generated for the U.S. travel and tourism economy in 2018, reports Mandala Research. The December report is a follow-up to Mandala Research’s 2010 study on the same topic. The new information shows a $25 billion increase in travel spend by African […] The post 210 | Black-Owned Hotels: NABHOOD opens doors to opportunity appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:27:17

209 | American Tales: Hotel industry execs tell all

4/17/2019
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“These stories can only be told by us.” Those words are written by Bharat Shah, an American hotelier and an immigrant from India, in his autobiography “America My Destiny.” Bharat’s son, Mit, is founder and CEO of Noble Investment Group, which has $3 billion of private equity invested in hotels throughout the country. Together, father […] The post 209 | American Tales: Hotel industry execs tell all appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:01:12:50

208 | Surf-By Lawsuits: Hotel websites in legal crosshairs

4/10/2019
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Is your hotel’s website accessible to people with disabilities? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’ll probably end up in court. In this episode, we examine what’s behind the dramatic spike in website accessibility lawsuits being filed against businesses under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And why commercial enterprises found to be […] The post 208 | Surf-By Lawsuits: Hotel websites in legal crosshairs appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:36:06

207 | “Today’s Not the Day”: Why Trump Hotels changed course in the Mississippi Delta

4/3/2019
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Almost two years ago, Trump Hotels introduced Chawla Hotels to the world as the first developers of the company’s new brands Scion and American Idea. Though Trump Hotels in February announced it was pulling out of development deals in Cleveland and other nearby towns, the Trump effect will be more than a footnote in Mississippi’s […] The post 207 | “Today’s Not the Day”: Why Trump Hotels changed course in the Mississippi Delta appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:46:56

206 | The Business of Immigration: Family migration to U.S. under threat

3/27/2019
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The federal government’s efforts to curb family migration to America is a key concern for many foreign-born residents in the U.S. and their children, including the Indian American community, which has used the method over the past 50 years to grow into an economic powerhouse of business owners, including their domination of the hotel industry. […] The post 206 | The Business of Immigration: Family migration to U.S. under threat appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:48:26

205 | Opportunity Zones Create 21st Century Gold Rush

3/20/2019
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Today’s report takes a look at a newcomer to hotel fund raising – the Investing in Opportunity Act, and the capital pools and projects the federal law is generating. While the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS are still working on the act’s punch list, many hotel developers and private equity groups are […] The post 205 | Opportunity Zones Create 21st Century Gold Rush appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:35:19

204 | Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back

3/13/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on women in hospitality, and the long road ahead for those who want a lead role in the industry. You’ll hear from … Peggy Berg, founder of Castell Project Jeffrey Tobias Halter, corporate gender consultant and founder of Why Women Beth Milano, manager at Ruckus Wireless Kris Gathright, executive vice president and […] The post 204 | Bias and Backward Thinking: What’s holding women back appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:44:06

203 | Human Trafficking in Hotels Happens Every Day

3/6/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and its impact on the U.S. travel industry, including hotels. You’ll hear from … Brad Myles, CEO of Polaris, operator of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Ed Bastion, CEO of Delta Air Lines Camila Wright Zolfaghari, vice president of policy at the trafficking-prevention group […] The post 203 | Human Trafficking in Hotels Happens Every Day appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:28:14

202 | Mitch Patel Redesigns the Future of Vision Hospitality

2/27/2019
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This week, Lodging Leaders focuses on Mitch Patel and his company, Vision Hospitality Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will hear from Mitch about how he has remade Vision Hospitality Group to capture new segments of travelers and capitalize on new and emerging trends in guests’ needs, wants and expectations. We also hear from others involved […] The post 202 | Mitch Patel Redesigns the Future of Vision Hospitality appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:45:10

201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell

2/20/2019
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Judy Maxwell is a veteran news journalist of more than 30 years. She has been a staff writer and editor at newspapers in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Most of her career has been dedicated to covering business news and events. Over the past seven years, Judy has worked with Asian Media Group, publisher of Asian Hospitality, […] The post 201 | A New Story: Lodging Leaders Shifts to New Format with Judy Maxwell appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:31:25

200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze

2/13/2019
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Horst Schulze is Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group, and Co-founder & Former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Schulze is a legendary leader and global titan of business and the author of Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise (Zondervan/HarperCollins). His visionary and disruptive […] The post 200 | Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:35:07

199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky

2/6/2019
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Peter Sawatzky is a partner at the Imagination Corporation, a unique family company based in British Columbia, Canada, that specializes in the design and construction of one of a kind signs and themed architecture. With more than two decades of experience building themed attractions, there is very little he can’t imagine and then create. Merging […] The post 199 | Creating a Sense of Place Through Themed Design with Peter Sawatzky appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:24:21

198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia

1/30/2019
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Jyoti Sarolia is a third-generation hotel owner from San Diego. She serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ellis Hospitality that operates seven properties and she just completed a one-year term as Chairman of the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Her original career choice was to be a lawyer, but now she is raising the bar in […] The post 198 | Energy & Experience Turn Into Results with Jyoti Sarolia appeared first on Lodging Leaders.

Duration:00:39:15